Saturday, June 12, 2010

Technician Class License Exam: Lesson 2

Here are some pieces of the video that I thought would be helpful to see again:

First, you can find the mode and frequency chart published by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) on the links window.  It breaks down everything for all licensed U.S. Amateurs.  Second, the frequencies I suggested in the video that you memorize are listed below:

6M     50-54 MHz
All modes anywhere except for 50-50.1 MHz which is CW only

2M     144-148 MHz
All modes anywhere except for 144-144.1 MHz which is CW only

1.25M     219-220 MHz and 222-225 MHz
219-220 MHZ is fixed digital message forwarding system only
All modes for 222-225 MHz

70cm     420-450 MHz
All modes anywhere

23cm 1240-1300 MHz
All modes anywhere
 
There are a few things to keep in mind concerning this list.  Even though the FCC won't get upset if you use any authorized mode anywhere it is authorized, a lot of Hams will.  When transmitting, it is best to adhear to the band plan agreed upon by most amateur operators.  I have a link to the band plan in the links window.  Also, the above frequencies are not all the frequencies authorized for a Technician Class operator.  These are just the bands, frequencies, and modes you need to know to pass the exam.  I'm trying to keep it easy.  I've also provided a link to information regarding the various modes.  If you have any questions, I'd try there first.
 
I hope these videos are working out for you.  Remeber, these videos are designed to get you past the exam.  Actually operating a Ham station is not a closed book exam.  You can have whatever you need to know right in front of you when you are actually transmitting.  Don't sweat it.
 
If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments box.

Thanks and 73!
Andy
KE4GKP


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  9. thanks for all of this great content. I'm just beginning to study and this resource is great. And I bought your book!

    your link to the band chart is broken. here's the updated link.
    http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Regulatory/Band%20Chart/Hambands_color.pdf

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  10. Thank you for taking the time to create the videos and the practice tests with as well as the added material on your site!

    As a beginner trying to learn, it is very helpful to have the test sections broken down, the test format explained, and to use the practice tests in order to see where I need to improve more.

    Having this additional (found you from Youtube in reverse) content where I can go over and link to other charts is a great resource too!

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